Kidderminster, in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire, dates back to around the Anglo-Saxon era. In the 18th Century it was renowned as the centre of the modern carpet industry, and its economy was centred around the production and manufacture of carpets. This industry has long-since ended, but it is memorialised in the Museum of Carpet, dedicated to the Kidderminster Carpet Industry.
The town has a strong cultural scene, particularly in relation to its size; it has a number of theatres including the Festival and Forum Theatres at Malvern Theatres, and an Arts Centre at Atrix, which has a year-long programme of music, theatre, cinema, drama and comedy.
Like every town in the UK, Kidderminster sees its fair share of daily accidents. If you were injured in an accident in the area within the last three years, and you believe someone else was at fault, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim; for over 16 years we’ve specialised exclusively in these kinds of cases, so you know we have the expertise and knowledge you need.
Road traffic accidents in Kidderminster
Across the UK, local government and other agencies have been working hard to reduce the numbers of accidents on the roads, often through public awareness campaigns and road safety initiatives. Not all have been successful; in some cases, overall numbers of accidents have fallen but fatalities have risen, while in others the reverse is true.
Kidderminster is part of Worcestershire, where overall numbers of road traffic accidents have fallen from 1,816 in 2011 to 1,499 in 2015. However, over the same period, fatalities rose by three, although it’s unclear exactly why fatal accidents have risen. West Mercia Police, responsible for the area, have launched their Safer Roads Partnership to bring those numbers down, using innovative awareness campaigns that include virtual reality apps.
Accidents on the roads can be random occurrences, often caused by no one person’s fault. In cases of inclement weather, for example, where even local government work to warn drivers of danger on the roads, there’s not always a way to avoid accidents.
In some cases, though, the accident is the fault of a specific driver. The most common reasons for accidents on the roads in the UK include speeding, driving carelessly (including using mobiles while driving) and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you were injured in road traffic accidents in Kidderminster, you could be entitled to make a claim. You could look for a personal injury solicitor in Kidderminster to help you, but solicitors can be costly, and you could find yourself being charged for their services before you even know if you’re eligible.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline instead; we can help you wherever you are in the UK, and offer a range of services that make claiming that little bit easier. For example, if you want to find out quickly if you’re eligible to claim, you can take our 30-second online questionnaire which will tell you whether you have a chance or not.
All you need to do is to answer a few short questions, and we’ll tell you if we think you have a valid claim. We’ll even estimate how much that claim might be worth, although we can’t guarantee the figure at this stage. We can complete the questionnaire over the telephone too, so why not call us to find out if you are entitled.
Whiplash accident in Kidderminster
Whiplash is a difficult topic for many, thanks in part to negative associations people have with the numbers of victims making claims. However, APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) conducted research recently that shows that, far from being an epidemic, almost 40 per cent of people who have suffered a whiplash injury never go on to make a claim.
That could mean that people who are legally entitled to compensation never get it. The result is that many people are suffering in silence. A whiplash accident in Kidderminster can leave you with symptoms like headaches, fatigue, muscle pain and spasms and tingling or pins and needles in the arms and legs.
While in most cases these symptoms subside in a day or two and life returns to normal, APIL report that one in five whiplash victims suffer symptoms lasting more than a year. That can have a negative impact on their lives, preventing them from work or carrying out social activities the way they once did. It can also lead to secondary emotional symptoms like anxiety and depression.
If you were injured in an accident like this and you weren’t to blame, you could get help from a personal injury solicitor in Kidderminster, but you might be worried about making a claim. Don’t let negative associations put you off: talk to Accident Advice Helpline.
You can make a free, no-obligation call to our helpline where our trained advisers can give you the advice you need to make a decision about whether or not you want to claim.
Slips, trips and falls in Kidderminster
Many slips, trips and falls in Kidderminster are avoidable as long as the relevant precautions are taken. Slips are often caused by a combination of environment and footwear; for example, shoes with poor grip slipping on a highly polished floor surface. Trips are often caused by obstructions in walkways or uneven surfaces.
Both slips and trips can be largely prevented by good housekeeping. Ensuring that the correct cleaning products are used on floor surfaces, removing obstructions and using clear signage to inform people of hazards are all ways of reducing such accidents.
However, if you were injured in an accident like this and you believe it was caused by someone else being negligent or careless in their duties, you could be eligible to make a claim. A personal injury solicitor in Kidderminster could help with you claim, but how do you know if they have sufficient experience or knowledge of the field to help you?
Accident Advice Helpline only deals with personal injury claims, and that means we’ve built up a wealth of knowledge and experience. We’ve put that to good use over the years, helping thousands of innocent accident victims to make successful claims. We also put our customers first, as evidenced by the massive 4.7 out of 5 we score on feefo.com.
Talk to us today to find out how we can help.
Work accident in Kidderminster
Kidderminster has a diverse economy and more people are employed in skilled trades, professional occupations, caring and leisure than they are in other roles. Accidents at work can happen across all industries, although the types of accidents vary in both the types of injuries and their severity.
For instance, those working in skilled trades will often find themselves involved in accidents involving tools, machinery or working at a height. Self-employed people who are injured in their line of work are also eligible to make a claim in such a case, if they can prove that they weren’t responsible; however, this is a complex area of law, and you should seek expert guidance if you were injured in a work accident in Kidderminster while working a self-employed tradesperson.
Luckily, Accident Advice Helpline has the expert help you need. All of our solicitors have substantial experience of all aspects of personal injury law and they can give you the expert representation you need to make the best possible claim.
We work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim. Call today to find out more.
Get the help you need
To start a claim, just pick up the phone and call our helpline, where our friendly, professional advisers will talk you through the process of making a claim and give you all the advice you need to make a decision. You won’t be pressured into making a choice, you’ll just get sounds, no-nonsense advice.
If you do decide to make a claim, you probably won’t have to go to court, because we can handle most claims entirely over the phone. We’ll also be with you every step of the way, keeping you up to date with the progress of your claim.
So, what are you waiting for? Get the help you need by calling us today, free from a landline, on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
Road Traffic Accident stats for Worcestershire
Date Published: 23rd December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
Personal Injury Solicitors in Kidderminster
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